Claim (Violent Delights #1) by Sienna Snow
ABOUT THE BOOK
Damon Pierce has a dangerous reputation at Violent Delights. As for the submissive women he plays with? They get one night only. Any more would put them at risk.
He has no interest in emotional entanglements. Especially not with Sophia Morelli. She’s too brazen. Too beautiful. And the sister of one of his closest friends.
Still, he finds himself drawn to her beckoning sensuality, her mouthy attitude, and the compelling innocence he discovers under her bold facade. Despite how much he may wish for it, nothing can change the past…or the very real danger he poses to her right now.
Claim is the first installment in the Violent Delights trilogy. Told from dual perspectives it follows the beautiful fashion icon and wild child Sophia Morelli and the very private billionaire architect, Damon Price, the dangerous Dom. The story is located in New York around the fashion industry and in the private walls of New York’s exclusive BDSM club Violent Delights owned by Sophia’s volatile and protective brother, Lucian Morelli.
Trouble seems to find Sophia Morelli. The best way to handle the slut shaming and hateful naysayers is to pretend they do not exist. They have no clue what it is like to be her. Because of a predator in fashion when she was starting out, she lost face with the world and she built walls letting others believe what they wanted about her. She has lost her balance, her soul, and her next move will change her life forever. Her mission to live in the moment at her brother’s sex club puts her in the sights of the mysterious and dangerous Damon Price. It appears his questionable past relationship with his last submissive ended with a death and though Sophia was warned, she couldn’t fight the pull to this sensual and powerful man. Will she be able to walk away from finally feeling seen for herself or will she lose the control she fought so hard to obtain?
Damon Price has always kept his private life private. Until Sophia walked into the club and he couldn’t keep his hands off of her. He warns her of his selfish need to make her completely submit to him, but she refuses to let go. No one has ever said no to him before and he doesn’t particularly like spoiled brats, but he recognizes the innocence and loneliness under her public façade and craves to keep her. The guilt he carries from Maria’s death is strong and he fights his obsession with Sophia by pushing her away. But he needs her like the air he breathes and cannot resist her pull. Will he set her free or destroy her spirit?
I love the fact that Sophia is very strong and self-assured about the kind of woman she doesn’t want to be. Namely, her mother who caters to her brutal and unforgiving father. She is fair and kind to the few who have her back. She is not afraid to break the rules which is sometimes a good thing until her escapade to take revenge on the asshole who started her social ruin. Enter Damon who would kill anyone who touches her. Unfortunately, his interference makes everything worse for her reputation earning him the wrath of her brother and his good friend, Lucian. While protecting her, he is called out in a very public arena as a murderer and I adored how Sophia used compassion and understanding to calm the accuser and get him removed while having Damon’s back in a volatile situation. Damon is so screwed when he meets the woman who will change his life. He’s so intense and demanding inside and outside of the club and Sophia is a great match with her bratty challenges and passionate responses. Ya think Sophia has walls built around her? Well, Damon has fortresses. He shows his love for Sophia in many ways by saving her from herself and trying to save her from him. Of course, in a trilogy you normally have cliffhangers and there is a doozy on this one. Let’s just say Sophia may be in over her head this time.
If you love broody, alpha Doms, strong and sassy women, and a surprising murder mystery, give this book a try. I can’t wait for book 2.
Thank you to Ms.Snow for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Inspired by her years working in corporate America, Sienna loves to serve up stories woven around confident and successful women who know what they want and how to get it, both in—and out—of the bedroom.
Her heroines are fresh, well-educated, and often find love and romance through atypical circumstances. Sienna treats her readers to enticing slices of hot romance infused with empowerment and indulgent satisfaction.
Sienna loves the life of travel and adventure. She plans to visit even the farthest corners of the world and delight in experiencing the variety of cultures along the way. When she isn’t writing or traveling, Sienna is working on her “happily ever after” with her husband and children.
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